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4 Mistakes To Avoid If Charged With Assault

On Behalf of | Jun 16, 2022 | Domestic Violence, Violent Crime |

Assault charges are serious. If you have been charged with assault, you should know what to do in order to protect yourself with a strong criminal defense. You should also know what not to do.

What not to do when charged with assault

There are several things you should keep in mind not to do when facing assault charges including:

  • Talking to the police: Accused individuals have the right to remain silent and not talk to the police.
  • Contacting the victim: It is never a good idea to contact the alleged victim following an alleged assault incident.
  • Post about the incident on social media: Accused individuals should never post any material about the alleged incident on social media.
  • Not hiring a lawyer: It is a mistake not to hire an attorney when facing assault charges or any criminal charges.

Assault is typically defined as causing or attempting to cause injury to another person. This may include threats or threatening behavior against someone else. When you have been charged with assault, you are accused of intentionally attempting to, or actually using violence or force, to injure or harm another person.

Under Michigan law, the penalties that go with a conviction on assault charges can vary greatly depending on the circumstances. A simple assault charge is punishable by up to 93 days in jail and a fine of $500. The penalties increase in cases that involve factors such as the use of a weapon, the infliction of serious bodily harm or the intent to commit murder.

If you have been charged with assault charges, you need to be aware that you have important criminal defense rights and options available to you. Deciding on the right criminal defense approach is important and trained guidance developing a strong criminal defense